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About

The Christian Formation Committee serves the 87 worshipping communities in the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. Our goal is to provide Christian formation resources and guide congregations in forming disciples of all ages. 

In September 2021, Suzanna Green was appointed Bishop’s Deputy for Christian Formation. The Deputy for Christian Formation is responsible for encouraging strong Christian formation for all ages and creating a diocesan-wide support system for the churches, in collaboration with the Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop of West Texas, and the Christian Formation Committee. Contact Suzanna Green, at formation@dwtx.org and (210) 816-1949.

Click here to access resources and curriculum recommendations for Adult Formation programs.

Formation Resources

Intergenerational Formation

Bibles

Bible Basics Storybook, by Brittany Sky (Abingdon Press, 2019), ages 3 and up
Spark Story Bible: Sunday School Edition, (Augsburg Fortress, 2009), ages 3-7
The Jesus Storybook Bible, by Sally Lloyd-Jones, ages 3-7
Read, Wonder, Listen: Stories from the Bible for Young Readers, by Laura Alary (Wood Lake Books, 2018), ages 3-8
Children of God Storybook Bible, by Desmond Tutu (Zonderkidz, 2010), ages 4-8
Growing in God's Love: A Story Bible, by Elizabeth Caldwell & Carol Wehrheim (Westminster John Knox Press, 2018), ages 4-8
Celebrate Wonder Bible Storybook, by Brittany Sky (Abingdon Press, 2020), ages 7-10

Study Resources for Children

2020 Staycation Bible School - a seven-session curriculum developed by the diocesan Christian Formation Committee and inspired by "The Very Best Day: The Way of Love for Children", a children's book written and illustrated by Roger Hutchison. The 2020 Staycation Bible School is a curriculum designed for families to connect with God at home over the summer.
All Together Now - interactive Sunday school lessons filled with creative ideas for mixed-age classes combined in the same room.
Episcopal Children's Curriculum - thematic Sunday school curriculum tied to the seasons of the church year and developed by the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary.
Godly Play - help children (early, middle, and late childhood ages) explore faith through story, gain religious language, and enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play.
Hearts Alive Children's Church - lectionary-based curriculum to deepen a child’s personal relationship with Jesus by helping them to know him through his Word, as well as love and serve him through worship and a shared communion with one another.
Illustrated Ministry - accessible faith-based resources for the church and home, designed to foster authentic faith engagement through creative activities and intergenerational focus.
Sparkhouse - resources to engage and build faith in your community with innovative Bibles, curricula, and workshops from birth to adult.

Bible Studies for teens

The Gospel Project
The Bible Project

World Missions Children's Curriculum

To engage children in the work our diocese does around the world, the diocesan World Missions Department wrote several 4-lesson studies for children, highlighting children from Kurdistan, Uganda, Guatemala, Navajoland, and Mexico. Each lesson includes a song, a Bible story, information about the country, and activities. These units can be used for Sunday school, children’s chapel, Vacation Bible School, or a family study at-home.

Click here to save a copy of the World Missions Children's Curriculum.

Other Online Resources

Doing Good Things Together is empowering families to raise caring, engaged children by offering unique programs and events, valuable services, and fun activities that promote kindness and giving.

Building Faith is a ministry of Virginia Theological Seminary, aimed at equipping and inspiring churches and individuals for the ministry of Christian education and faith formation.

Faith at Home Daily Devotionals is an Episcopal ministry of Forward Movement and Forma that shares weekly resources for families to facilitate scripture reflection at home and daily scripture reflections for families.

We Wonder Podcast is a short, daily audio recording geared toward spiritual reflection for school-aged children.

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